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As if I needed yet another excuse to eat chocolate.
Chocolate is part of my nightly routine.
It's like brushing my teeth. Or taking out my contacts. Or packing my lunch and eating half the muffin that was supposed to be for tomorrow.
I look so forward to that post-dinner, pre-bed hour where I can "relax" (and by relax I mean do my second job, AKA blogging) and nosh on something sweet. I'm a dark chocolate kind of gal. I always go for a cacao content of at least 70% in order to get the biggest antioxidant bang for my buck. I also do my best to purchase Fair Trade certified chocolate whenever possible. That's right---chocolate not only tastes good, but it can also make you feel good!
This certification ensures that farmers receive a fair price for their chocolate and also strictly prohibits slave and child labor, among a slew of other benefits. Don't you just love when your favorite indulgences actually have ethical and health benefits?! Nosh on some delish dark chocolate, kill some free radicals, support hard-working farmers, so on and so fourth. It's a win win!
With the big V day right around the corner, everyone and their brother is day dreaming of chocolatey treats. The good news is that there are some fabulous homemade goodies out there with clean ingredient lists that won't leave you with a total sugar crash. The healthier it is, the less guilty you feel when you eat the whole pan, right?
Or is that just me...
Easy Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles via Detoxinista
Chocolate Cherry Muffin Tops via Running to the Kitchen
Flourless Cranberry Chocolate Chia Cookies via Hummusapien
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Cookies via Coffee and Quinoa
Super Foods Chocolate Cake via Happy Healthy Mama
Hidden Veggie Two-Bite Brownie Bites via The Healthy Maven
Flourless Mini Chocolate Raspberry Muffins via Hummusapien
Vegan Silk Chocolate Pie via Making Thyme for Health
Dark Chocolate Chickpea Blondies via The Roasted Root
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Black Bean Brownies via Hummusapien
Healthy Chocolate Shortbread via Imma Eat That
Vegan Double Chocolate Beet Muffins via Minimalist Baker
Freezer Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups via The Lean Green Bean
Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins via Hummuspien
Check out 18 Clean-Eating Chocolate Treats